Lillian Gish, Cecil Beaton
Cecil Beaton
Lillian Gish
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Cecil Beaton

Lillian Gish, 1929


Bild
19.3 x 19.5 cm
Physical Description
Gelatin silver print on paper
Inventory Number
St.F.59
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

One, two, three... how many women? Beaton thought up a clever pose for Lillian Gish, the American star of silent movies. The mirrors multiply her, while the background remains out of focus. Gish appears to be strong and confident, yet vulnerable. Her lipstick is quiet, her hair cropped: a typical woman of the 1920s. Beaton, one of the most successful photographers of this period, had a preference for decorations and elaborate arrangements.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Lillian Gish
Photographer (male)
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Gelatin silver print on paper
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Courtesy of the Cecil Beaton Archive at Sotheby’s
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Associated Source
  • Vogue, Modezeitschrift

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11.06.2019